What does the word starch mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Starched.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Starchy.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Starchedly.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To apply strach to.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A white substance found in the seeds, pith, or tubers of plants.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A solution of the above, for use in stiffening clothes.

Usage examples for starch

  1. It will be interesting to state that the early settlers obtained their starch for laundry purposes at home from potatoes, by chopping or grinding them. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management by Ministry of Education
  2. And both stiffened themselves with a little more starch; and we know that British wheats produce the stiffest starch in the world! – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  3. Try other substances, as starch, bits of wood, and sugar. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.